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Registration of a job seeker (EU citizen)

Are you a European citizen or assimilated (national of Switzerland, Iceland, Lichtenstein or Norway), are you a job seeker and are you staying on the territory of the City of Brussels?

If you intend to reside in Belgium for more than three months and establish your main residence there, you must contact the municipal administration of the City of Brussels to register.

  • European citizen or assimilated
  • Establish your main residence on the territory of the City of Brussels (precise address: street name, house number, possible mailbox number)
  • Being a jobseeker 

With an online taken appointment only, at the counter of the Administrative Centre of the City of Brussels or the liaison office of Louise.

Registration is done in several steps:

  • Application for registration certificate (Annex 19): once you have proved your EU citizenship or equivalent, you will be entered in the 'Waiting Register' and given your application for registration certificate. From that moment, you will have 3 months to provide all the required documents.
  • Residence check: the police are responsible for carrying out this check. A neighbourhood officer will go to the declared address to establish your actual presence there. If the check is positive, you will be registered at the address and in the 'Register of Foreigners'.
  • EU card: when you have obtained your registration (annex 8ter) and the address check is positive, you can make an appointment to order your EU card. 

  • National passport or national identity card
  • 1 recent (6 months maximum) External siteICAO compliant passport photo
  • Health care coverage in Belgium
  • Proof of registration as a job seeker or letters of application + proof of having a real chance of being hired (CV, diploma, promise of employment or proof of regular employment as a temp,...) 

26 euros 

The Immigration Office (FPS Home Affairs) will decide on your file within 6 months of submitting your application if all the required documents have been provided and if the address check has proved positive. 


Last update on 27/12/2023

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